OTD: Patriotic Program Honor Memory of Washington and Lincoln


#onthisdate and at this time in 1923 the Schuylerville School celebrated a Patriotic program in grade exercises.  The Schuylerville Standarded reported:

Seventh and Eighth Grades Honor Memory of Washington and Lincoln

The members of the seventh and eighth grades of the local school commemorated, by fitting exercises in the school on Wednesday afternoon, the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Thomas Edison.

The program opened with the song, America the Beautiful, by the entire assembly, followed by the flag salute, and continued with the following numbers:

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address– Ernest Provost
Respect for Law — Frank Fogerite
O Captain, My Captain — Mary McDermott
Quotations from Abraham Lincoln — Francis Carroll, Robert Younger, Charles Davis
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean — song by the assembly
Barbara Fritchie — Harriet Birch
Cumberland — Rita Gomer
Thomas Edison — Dorothy
Quotations from George Washington — Donald Eddy, Andrew and Clayton Welke, Bertrand Lee
Reading, Celebrating, With Washington — Royal Roach
America — song by the assembly
Brief and interesting remarks by Principal Wm. F. Spencer, fitting to the occasion, brought the program to a close.


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